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Where to buy unsweetened shredded coconut near Ball Square

Whole Foods typically carries several varieties of unsweetened coconut.

Jul 30, 2014
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Jeni's Ice Cream -- now at Formaggio Kitchen

Jeni's can also be found at Marty's in Newtonville. Similar crazy price point if I remember correctly.

May 28, 2014
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Restaurants with Parking

It's across the street in a church parking lot. They send you the details when you make a reservation

May 18, 2014
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Restaurants with Parking

Grafton Street Pub and Grill in Harvard Square has free parking after 6 with reservations. Given the price of parking in Harvard Square, it's almost like getting a free meal.

May 18, 2014
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Best Summer Fruits

Although they don't have the selection of Russo's, the produce at Baza in Newton is very good - and much cheaper.

Jul 20, 2013
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Recommendations for Brunch Near SOWA

Both Union Bar and Grill and Gaslight do a very nice brunch, and both are very close by.

Jun 06, 2013
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Prune plums in yet?

Baza in Newton had them a week and a half ago when I was last in there. I also don't remember the price, but their produce is usually quite reasonable.

Aug 23, 2012
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Saturday night challenge in Newton: quick dinner options

Actually, Sweet Potato Bistro is in Newton Four Corners, not Newton Corner. It's right across the intersection from the small Whole Foods - so not that far away at all.

Mar 02, 2012
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Where to get Sablefish (Black Cod)

I bought a lovely piece last year at New Deal Fish Market in Cambridge, so I know they have had it in the past (I don't get there very often). You could give them a call and see if they have.

Feb 23, 2012
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Best bang-for-the-buck extra virgin olive oil in the Watertown/Cambridge area

That sounds like the Ariston I recommended upstream

Mar 22, 2011
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Best bang-for-the-buck extra virgin olive oil in the Watertown/Cambridge area

I'm pretty partial to the Ariston ev olive oil. They sell it in bulk at Marty's in Newtonville. I think I've also seen the display at the Meat House in Brookline. You buy the glass jar, and can bring it in and refill it for less. It's moderately inexpensive, and is of excellent quality.

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The Meat House
1285 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Mar 22, 2011
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SCONES

Yep, Keltic Krust is still in West Newton. I was in there earlier this week. Their scones are small, flaky (not spongy), and not too sweet. Quite good, and more authentic than most.

Mar 04, 2011
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